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Document 024806
Jail Design Guide
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This guide “discusses current correctional standards and architectural principles that are important to building a cost-efficient jail to meet a locality’s particular needs” (p. xix). It will be highly useful for anyone involved in the planning, design, and construction of a new jail. Chapters are divided into four parts - getting started, major design considerations, functional components, and special considerations – and include: introduction; predesign planning; site selection and design; ima... Read More
338 pages
Document 018443
Jail Design Review Handbook
By Goldman, Mark. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A tool for reviewing conceptual options and schematic designs for new or renovated jails is presented. Five chapters make up this handbook: introduction and overview; the jurisdiction's involvement throughout the planning and design process; how to read architects' drawings; checklists; and conclusion and next steps. ... Read More
123 p.
Document 015061
Jail Design Guide: A Resource for Small and Medium-Sized Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Kimme & Associates, Inc..
Addresses architectural design as it relates to functional components of the jail, discusses overall design considerations, and reviews pre-design planning, renovation, construction costs, and facility transition.... Read More
Document 014848
Jail Design and Operation and the Constitution: An Overview
By Collins, William C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The Constitution protects inmates in jails and prisons, and this paper discusses the continuing challenge of deciding what those protections mean in practice and the struggle to assure that inmate rights are met. "Condition cases" have resulted in courts reducing jail populations and have a great impact on facility design and operation and the cost of operating a jail. Legal issues whose impact are primarily operational are also highlighted. The title: Jails and the Constitution: An Overview (#0... Read More
77 p.
Document 012808
The Planning of the New Palm Beach County Jail: A Case History
By Kish, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (West Palm Beach, FL).
This case history of the planning of a new facility highlights the importance of a masterplan, and goes on to describe facility planning and design. Prepared under a grant from the NIC Jail Resource Center Project, it includes chapters on the criminal justice process, inmate population projections, capital outlay plan, and transition planning.... Read More
55 p.
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